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Monday, November 12, 2012

Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan Update

The City of Langley is working on updating two major plans. One is an upcoming update to the Master Transportation Plan and the other is an update to the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan. It would be interesting to see how much the City actually completed from the current versions of these plans because plans without funding are nothing more than paperweights. The City has yet to release details about the Master Transportation Plan update, but has released some information on the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan update.

The study team will analyze and make recommendations on all aspects of parks, recreation and culture in the municipality. This includes parkland, trails, sports fields, community and recreation centres, pools, public fitness centres, recreation and sports programs, cultural programs and events, and many more activities and amenities.

The City will be sending out a survey to 2,000 randomly selected households in the next little while to get feedback on people’s priorities and will be hosting more public input sessions in 2013.

One of the things that I’d like to see is an intersection between the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan and the Master Transportation Plan when it comes to active transportation. I think the City has a great opportunity to integrate the trails system into the main transportation system. If done right, it could provide an off-street walking and cycling network that could stretch from one end of the community to the other.

For more information on the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan you can email masterplan@langleycity.ca.

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